COVID-19 YOUTH HORSE PROJECT VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES

AT HOME WITH HORSES - A weekly lesson plan and activity series created by the Horse Ambassadors

ASK ME ANYTHING EQUINE INDUSTRY EXPERT SERIES
We want to help you all make the most of your social distancing, help keep your brains sharp, and introduce many different career paths and opportunities in the equine industry! We will be doing an "Ask Me Anything" interview highlighting many different individuals in the Equine Industry. We will post their bio and you can comment asking questions! We will also post a link where you can submit questions anonymously.  Questions about this series - contact Leona Ransdell at leonar@vt.edu

STATE SHOW THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW (2019 docs are for reference, 2020 soon to be posted with no major updates)

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EQUINE FORAGE TALKS - Horse pasture management topics each Thursday between May 7th and June 18th. - register only once for all sessions in advance at https://virginiatech.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lBeJyWnaSJ6D3XwFDviekQ

  • Horse Pasture Basics (May 7th)
  • The Soil in Your Pasture (May 14th)
  • Horse Pasture Weeds (May 21st)
  • Horse Grazing Management (May 28th)
  • Pasture Renovation (June 4th)
  • Pasture Establishment (June 11th)
  • Grasses & Legumes for Horse Pastures (June 18th)
HORSE JUDGING ONLINE SERIES
SECLUSION SHOWDOWN BY STATE LINE TACK (NATIONAL 4-H SPONSOR)
  • Horse shows may be postponed and cancelled across the country, but don't let that stop you from competing! Join our sponsor, @SLTcom for their first ever "Seclusion Showdown" Online Horse Show. No entry fees, real judges, exciting prizes!  Session #1 March 26th - April 1, 2020. https://www.statelinetack.com/content/events/seclusion-showdown/

UMD EXTENSION - Zoom-ing in on Healthy Horsekeeping

  • May 12: Trimming the Fat: Weight Loss Strategies for the Overweight Horse - Dr. Amy Burk, UMD Equine Specialist  - Register at https://go.umd.edu/fathorse
  • May 19: Winning the Mud War on Your Farm - Erika Crowl, Baltimore County Extension - Register at https://go.umd.edu/winthemudwar
  • May 26: Parasite Resistance: It's a Numbers Game!  - Maegan Perdue, Worcester County Extension - Register at https://go.umd.edu/parasite

    

 

 

VA 4-H LEADERS CONFERENCE, ZOOM, APRIL 24, 2020

BARN BINGO by Kelly Rose, Extension agent, Dickenson

  • Leaders and Teen Leaders - a great club activity, for those that have a horse at home or boarding stable where there are no visitation restrictions due to the COVID-19.  Here is how it works:  Members print their BARN BINGO card and put an "X" on each square as each task is completed. For each row/column/diagonal completed, submit card to your leader. Leaders may want to include prizes as incentive.  Prizes may include a gift certificate to Tractor Supply or horse treats, or grooming supplies (hoof pick, brushes, combs, braiding bands, and such.)  Download Word Doc card here.  
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  • COVID-19 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OPTIONS FOR HORSE OWNERS AND HORSE BUSINESSES
    Visit YouTube for the Zoom recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuLQXCN0Qlw
    If you or your business is struggling financially due to COVID-19 related layoffs, closings, or reduced business, join us to learn about some assistance options. Ashley Harkins from the United Horse Coalition will begin by explaining what the UHC does and resources they provide horse owners and the industry to prevent horses from becoming at-risk. She will also talk about a resource database of safety net programs including rescues and hay banks for horse owners. Bryan Brendle from the American Horse Council describes some pandemic-related federal assistance programs including unemployment assistance, federal tax rebates, and two small business loans made available by the CARES Act (the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan). He will discuss who qualifies and how to apply for each of these.

  • Continuous Zoom webinars - visit www.horses.extension.org

The VA 4-H Horse Program will be hosting a VIRTUAL Horse Show. Each paid and submitted entry will receive a score and critique from the judge. This is not replacing the 2020 State Show.  Patterns and class information listed below.

Showmanship, Horsemanship, and Equitation   

Ranch Riding - open until 7/20

Dressage - open until 7/20

Join our Facebook group to receive updates about the classes: https://www.facebook.com/groups/VA4HVIRTUALHORSESHOW/

And don’t forget to purchase your Virginia 4-H Horse Program Merchandise! https://www.farmandhorse.com/va-4-h-2020.html

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Contact

Youth Equine Extension Associate
Sandy Arnold
horse4H@vt.edu

 

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